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Police: Man arrested in fatal stabbing of his twin brother

Dec. 7, 2019 6:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 27-year-old Phoenix man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his twin bother, police said Saturday. A Police Department statement said Christian Piedra was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the Friday evening killing of Bryan Piedra during a “domestic violence...

Suspect in Santa Fe killing arrested in Albuquerque area

Dec. 7, 2019 6:12 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect in a Santa Fe homicide was arrested Saturday in the Albuquerque area, authorities said. The New Mexico State Police said 26-year-old James R. Garcia of Santa Fe was arrested Saturday while a passenger in a car whose driver allegedly tried to evade police and nearly struck an...

Prison inmate charged with homicide in cellmate's death

Dec. 7, 2019 5:06 PM EST

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey prison inmate has been charged with homicide in the death of his cellmate. The Cumberland County prosecutor's office says 25-year-old Keyon Wade of North Brunswick was found unresponsive with head trauma at South Woods State Prison on Thursday afternoon....

Charlotte police: Murder suspects won't get ankle bracelets

Dec. 7, 2019 4:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Upset over how judges have used the bail system, police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said they will no longer assign electronic ankle bracelets to monitor murder suspects who are released on bail. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced the policy Friday as a way to...

DA: No charges planned after death of woman shot in 2005

Dec. 7, 2019 4:13 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors in eastern Pennsylvania say no charges are planned following the death of a woman shot by a neighbor almost a decade and a half ago. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that Jennifer Hendershot was 20 when the September 2005 shooting left her without a spleen and one of her...

Man charged with murder in man's death held without bail

Dec. 7, 2019 3:24 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man charged in the death of another man has been ordered held without bail in the case. That order came Friday against Louis French Jr., 36, of Omaha, who is charged with first-degree murder and a weapons count in the death of 55-year-old Kelly Barges, the Omaha World-Herald...

Bail set at $1 million for woman accused of killing child

Dec. 7, 2019 3:04 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a 27-year-old northwestern Washington woman accused of killing her boyfriend's 3-year-old daughter. A Whatcom County Superior Court judge set bail for Kamee Dixon on Friday. She's charged with second-degree murder in the death of Hazel Homan....

Frenchman found guilty in deadly kidnap attempts suicide

Dec. 7, 2019 2:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A man has been hospitalized in critical condition after apparently trying to poison himself in a French courtroom when a judge pronounced him guilty of rape and kidnapping that led to death. The dramatic gesture came at the end of a high-profile trial into one of France's bigger cold cases:...

Police: Man charged in Missouri home invasion death

Dec. 7, 2019 1:50 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has been charged with murder after authorities say a person he was with during a home invasion was fatally shot. Richard Saettone, 39, of Independence, stands charged with felony murder and second-degree burglary, the Kansas City Star reported. Police...

Police seek "extremely dangerous" suspect in theater slaying

Dec. 7, 2019 1:27 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police are seeking what they call an “extremely dangerous" 20-year-old man in the shooting that killed a man and wounded a female bystander in a Pennsylvania movie theater. The West Manchester Township police chief told reporters Friday that Anu-Malik Lee Johnson, who turns 21 next...